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New Space: 1889 PDF-Adventure – The Ether Calculator

A new adventure for Space: 1889, The Ether Calculator, is now available on DriveThruRPG as PDF.

Analytical Engines are of special importance for the calculation of complex processes, especially in ether travel. The characters are invited to visit the Silesian Analytical Engine Productions facilities in Wroclaw where they are introduced to the innovative analytical engine ‘Ordination Fabricate OF 2001’, specially designed for operations in the ether.

For this purpose, the hosts are planning to test the ‘Old Fritz’, as they fondly call the machine, on board the ether zeppelin ‘Von Neumann’, where the analytical engine is supposed to break a calculating speed record and make the headlines of the world’s newspapers.

What starts out as a simple publicity event suddenly leads the adventurers right in the middle of a criminal investigation and then onto an action-loaded maiden voyage, with demanding tasks for all types of player characters. It requires skills in social interaction, a sharp mind, quick reflexes—but also accurate marksmanship.

The Appendix includes an elaborate article on analytical engines in the alternate universe of Space: 1889 and provides optional rules for using these unique artifacts in the game.

The Ether Calculator can be purchased as PDF for $6.00 on DriveThruRPG.

Space: 1889 Mercury Sourcebook – PDF available now

Following Venus, Mercury is next in line in the series of planet sourcebooks for Space: 1889. The book comprises 128 pages full of detailed descriptions of the planet, its fascinating yet life –threatening nature and the bold scientists and adventurers who dare to face the dangers that lure behind every corner. Also included is an adventure that will take you and your players on a Journey on the World River that will have your characters discover many prominent sites of Mercury – and uncover some of its mysteries.

Mercury is available on PDF for $ 16.99 on drivethru: Buy the Mercury sourcebook here.

A printed version of the Mercury sourcebook will also be available, we will keep you posted on our website as soon as we know the exact release date!

Mercury – excerpt from the blurb:

“Once, no man on Earth thought that life on Mercury was possible since the planet is locked with one side perpetually facing the Sun. Scorching heat on one side and eternal darkness on the other seemed to guarantee that Mercury must be uninhabitable. But when the inhabitants of Earth first started to voyage through the Ether, some daring explorers also turned towards Mercury—and discovered how wrong the previous assumptions about the planet had been.

Because even if the one side of Mercury is dominated by vast hot deserts with lakes filled with molten metals and the other side is a seemingly lifeless waste with its giant glaciers of ice and ammonia, there is still a small strip of land between these two extremes that thrives with life. This zone where the cold and hot sides meet always stays in the same twilight and at the same temperature—this is the realm of the mighty World River, which spans the whole planet and is a lifeline for the primeval fauna and flora on both river banks.

While the few human settlements and bases were all established along the World River, the main focus of the great powers and trading companies remains on the hostile areas of Mercury—because that is where the true riches of the innermost planet of the Solar System lie. Lakes of molten metal await their exploitation on the Hot Side, if only there were a way to mine them. Frozen gases on the Dark Side also promise great profits, despite all risks to life and limb. It is no wonder then that it’s not just scientists that come to Mercury, but also salesmen and prospectors, just as some inventors try to construct machines that would function in environments more life-threatening and hostile than anything known on Earth.

This supplement describes everything you need to know to have thrilling adventures on Mercury. Detailed descriptions of the three very different regions, information on inhabitants and visitors of Mercury, interesting locations, or alien (and not always animal) life—this sourcebook offers you a comprehensive survey of the planet.

To help you dive into this exciting world more easily, this book also includes an adventure concerning a race along the World River which lets you and your players explore large parts of Mercury during its course.

The alien and fascinating world of Mercury awaits you!”

New Quickstarter for Space 1889!

Good News, everyone!

We have completed the revision of the Space 1889 Core Rulebook. We will update the PDF version for an improved role-playing experience, and there will also be another print run for the revised edition!

Furthermore, the Space 1889 Quickstarter has landed. Available for your enjoyment free of charge, this 24-page PDF contains abbreviated rules, a ready-to play adventure, as well as five archetypes to choose from.

Don’t wait any longer: A classic era of victorian-themed science fiction and heroic adventure awaits! Get it free of charge right here (or at DriveThruRPG), in our brand-new download section:

Download the Space 1889 Quickstarter